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Forum: Piobaireachd 12-28-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Robin73
Barrie Orme resources

There are several resources mentioned on this page (https://wiki.altpibroch.com/p/Barrie_Orme) and also here (http://www.musicscotland.com/cd/barrie-orme-piobaireachd-old-settings-vol-1.html#SID=185)...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-23-2017, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Robin73
Re: Early Reference about Structure of Piobaireachd

Thanks everyone. I've now found it:

Their Adagios when regular, commonly
consisted of 4 Quarters. In each
Quarter there were Such a number of
Fingers (which we Count as Bars) 2, 4,
or 8 as...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-22-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Robin73
Re: Early Reference about Structure of Piobaireachd

That's very kind, but it's overkill for my current needs. I just want to check the wording of that one paragraph...
Forum: Music 12-22-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By Robin73
Re: The Correct Placement of Beatings in Highland Bagpipe Music

The ability to know that the tunes are written and played incorrectly comes from having broader musical education than just piping. This makes it possible to spot the perceptual trap that pipers have...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-22-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Robin73
Re: Early Reference about Structure of Piobaireachd

Any reference/link will do. I just want to check the wording.
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-22-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Robin73
Early Reference about Structure of Piobaireachd

I read recently an early quote from someone about the structure of Piobaireached consisting of four phrases of varying length, but I can't find it again. Can anyone point out the source please?
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-10-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

I like this point, and basically agree. But I think there is more to be said. People tend to polarize their positions, and in this case the two extremes seem to be "it's all just healthy variation"...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-09-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

I've just bought a CD by Barrie Orme (http://www.musicscotland.com/cd/barrie-orme-piobaireachd-old-settings-vol-1.html), who claims to play in a style which is part of a direct oral lineage from the...
Forum: Music 12-09-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By Robin73
The Correct Placement of Beatings in Highland Bagpipe Music

I'm pleased to say that Robert Wallace from Piping Press thought a post on the old 3/4 anacrusis issue was worth publishing:...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-07-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

But I wonder if it was really as alien and strange as it is now believed to be? If you listen to several of the recordings of discussions between Peter Cooke and George Moss a very interesting...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-07-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

When it's written as below, there is still no indication that the low 'A's should have almost zero duration. In fact, the name "echo beat" suggests otherwise to me.
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-06-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

Thank you for that. It doesn't look like I get the 69 page booklet if I purchase from that link. Is there a PDF available anywhere that you know of please?
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-06-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Robin73
Condensed Echo Beats

I'm having trouble finding musical or theoretical justification for interpreting the second half of this bar in the "ultra condensed" way that is so prevalent in Pibroch.
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-04-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Robin73
Re: Breton Cel Mr

I just bought the book Piobaireachd A Vreizh.

Amazing tunes, and also offers loads of insight into the tradition as passed on by Bob Brown and Bob Nicol.
Forum: Music 10-25-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Robin73
John A. MacLellan Original Manuscripts

I've searched online and found two original manuscripts from John A. MacLellan's own hand:

https://pipingpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Lullaby-for-Iain-1.pdf
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-23-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Robin73
Peter Cooke Transcriptions of George Moss

I'm having a great time reading this document:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/files/imports/fileManager/pibroch_revised2_small.pdf

along with the recording which goes with it
...
Forum: Music 10-23-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Robin73
Re: The Bloody Fields of Flanders notation

There is a lot of lively discussion about this tune in a Facebook group called "Pipers and Drummers," with over 8,000 members.

Many people like the version with the anacrusis but there are some...
Forum: Music 10-22-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Robin73
Re: The Bloody Fields of Flanders Notation

Hi Tom.

I can see the appeal of your version, and I think it probably makes a good compromise between the version with no anacrusis and the classical version.

However my reservations are:

1)...
Forum: Music 10-22-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Robin73
The Bloody Fields of Flanders notation

Here's a score of The Bloody Fields of Flanders as I believe a classically trained musician would write it.

http://robinandrews.uk/dev/The%20Bloody%20Fields.jpg

A few points:

1) The...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-21-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Robin73
Sister's Lament as a Piano Tune?

Could someone explain how the notation in this version of the Sister's Lament came about?

http://www.piobaireachd.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Donald-MacDonald-V1-Sisters-Lament.pdf

Was...
Forum: Music 10-20-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Robin73
Re: Minor Key Breton Tunes - Drone Note

Interesting - did you play Breton tunes in a Scottish style band or was it a Breton band (or something else?)

Also do you know where I can hear recordings Gordon Duncan doing this kind of thing?...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-20-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Robin73
Re: Overview of Piping Traditions

Thanks for the answers and suggestions. It seems like some reading is in order...
Forum: Music 10-19-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Robin73
Minor Key Breton Tunes - Drone Note

Hi there,

I'm posting a similar post here to one in the "traditions" group in case more people see it.

I'm looking for confirmation that playing B minor tunes over an A drone is considered...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-18-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,117
Posted By Robin73
Re: French Bagad pipe bands

Thanks for the links guys.

I'm looking more for examples of B minor tunes over an A drone, such that the melody is in a different key to the drone. In concert pitch this would be like a C minor...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-18-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Robin73
Overview of Piping Traditions

I've only recently come to Highland piping from a background in various other traditions. I'm a pretty experienced player of Irish Traditional Music among other things and also play the border...
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